South Carolina Debating Worker Comp Bill

A new workers compensation bill is being debated in South Carolina.  The bill is aimed at cutting disability benefits for illegal immigrants in this country.  The bill will allow for illegal immigrants to receive medical coverage,  but will not allow them to collect workers disability benefits or payments if they are injured in a work related accident. 

Those arguing for the bill believe that this will help the state ensure that only legal residents have jobs and will serve as a deterrent to companies hiring illegal workers.  However,  many individuals against the bill disagree with it for a number of reasons. Those against the bill say that it does not benefit the working person,  but the insurance companies that are responsible for such payments.  It also points out that illegal immigrants typically work some of the most dangerous jobs in the state,  so for them not to receive payment would be unfair and unjust.  

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